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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:51 PM

 

Armed Guards Sent to Patrol Schools in LA, Phoenix

http://news.yahoo.com/armed-guards-sent-patrol-schools-la-phoenix-171345550--abc-news-topstories.html

Two of the country's largest counties will be sending armed guards to their schools beginning today as students head back to class after the holiday break.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona's Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix and Tempe, sent a group of armed volunteers, known as his "volunteer posse," to patrol area schools today.

He had previously used the group to help bolster security at area malls during the heavy holiday shopping season, and to scope out undocumented immigrants living in the county.

Arpaio said it wasn't only the Newtown, Conn., school massacre on Dec.14 that convinced him to enlist his posse to patrol area schools -- a more local threat that resulted in the Dec. 20 arrest of a 16-year-old student at Red Mountain High School in Mesa for a plot to bomb the school and shoot the students and faculty also persuaded him.

(More at the link.)

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Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 OP
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #1
saltire Jan 2013 #4
Earth_First Jan 2013 #9
MotherPetrie Jan 2013 #2
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #3
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #5
bullwinkle428 Jan 2013 #6
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #7
Fire Walk With Me Jan 2013 #8
Earth_First Jan 2013 #10


Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:10 PM

4. that's great news

 

I would feel much better about sending my kids there knowing there are armed guards, way to go Sheriff.

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Response to saltire (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:21 PM

9. Are you really going to sit there and praise Sheriff Arpaio?

Honestly, tell me what other policies of Arpaio do you support?

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:57 PM

2. 100% the fault of decades of relentless NRA gun-pushing

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:58 PM

3. Los Angeles makes sense, sworn officers

If you gotta do it, for political reasons...that's what you do.

Joe Arpaio, on the other hand, is a fucking loon. Are his volunteers covered under the same liability rules cops are?

And no, guards are a mommy device.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:10 PM

5. I have heard a lot about Sheriff Joe Arpaio idea.

Living in Tucson, you hear a lot about him. many around here thinks it is a good idea. I think it is asking for trouble. It is precedent that I just think is just plain bad. If people will demand this, make sure they are trained officers, not "volunteers".

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:12 PM

6. "Volunteer posse" : in other words, an army of George Zimmermans.

Great.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:14 PM

7. I have seen some of them on the local news.

Your not far off at all.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:12 PM

8. That anyone would feel comfortable with a "posse" carring weapons in a school...

 

...shows how much the monsters have frightened us into accepting their fear-based ideas.

This is an unacceptable power grab. The normalization of guns everywhere (not on citizens). Do what we say or else.

There is no way this can go wrong

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:23 PM

10. Absolutely right...

One step towards the police state. Good.

One more step towards the... Good.

Feel safer yet?

Okay, one more...

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